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Mental Health Minute: Mindfulness

During the current self-quarantine period it can be difficult not to wonder and maybe even worry about what the future will hold. You may have many questions which can cause you to be distressed. While it is important to stay informed and up to date on what’s going on, if we become too focused about worrying about the future we are missing out on the joy or opportunities the current moments might have to offer. Focusing too much on future events, some of which are out of our control, can also create uncomfortable feelings. If you find this happening to you, I would encourage you to create some sort of mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness takes place when we focus our thoughts on the present moment without judging those thoughts. By focusing on the present moment, we are